Morristown, NJ (September 27, 2017) – DerpyCon is happy to welcome back E. L. Fortner for 2017!

E.L. Fortner is a Voice Over Artist, Actor, Author, Scriptwriter, Producer, Director, Lyric and Music Composer, and Photographer with years of experience in these industries. He has also just recently produced several songs and is currently working on an Ep release.

He began, what is now over 25 years of experience, by programming video games in the early to mid-eighties, while he was in high school, and developing & distributing titles for Apple Computers. He developed one of the first gaming BBS’s in Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic region from the knowledge he gained working in this industry. He also set out to refine his Photographic Arts with classes in High School and then later while in College.

During the 80’s and early 90’s, he honed his skills as a semi-professional gamer on a number of titles, managing to set a variety of records. On Saturday August 10th, 2013, he received an award for his work in the video gaming industry and his visage was adorned on one of Twin Galaxies familiar video game trading cards. A card you can all now happily collect from the Twin Galaxies website.

He has worked on a number of projects across all of the above industries, ranging from indie games & voice over’s, Music, to independent productions of film and Television. His projects have even allowed him to work for industry giants, Blizzard Entertainment, Disney, and many others. Edwards’s favorite and most memorable project to date has been voicing characters on the amazingly popular MMORPG, World of Warcraft. He has also voiced several characters in the Audio Horror Series “Tales from Beyond Volume 2” coming soon to ITunes and Amazon.

He has done Theater and both Film and Television Projects in a number of different Genres. He recently appeared in the American Revolution Period drama, “TURN” that showed on AMC and wrote for a TV Pilot project in Miami Entitled “Experiment Kelly” in which did additional writing and editing. He also directed a Christmas related project called “Wishes” for Television and is currently working on a number of different projects. He has also completed to 2 different 48 hour film festivals and a film he worked on advanced to the finals.

He is also currently completing his second book titled, “Dreams of Reality”, through Caffeine & Ink Publishing, releasing in 2018.

ABOUT DERPYCON: Serving as a multi-genre pop culture convention in northern New Jersey, DerpyCon celebrates the culture of animation, fantasy, and gaming. DerpyCon is presented by Vidgle and Jenthony Enterprises, Inc. DerpyCon 2017 will be held November 17-19, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Morristown in Morristown, NJ. For more information and news about DerpyCon 2017, go to https://www.derpycon.com.